Call for nominations for the Ohio Citizen Action Howard M. Metzenbaum Award

The Ohio Citizen Action Howard M. Metzenbaum Award is the highest honor the organization can give. Since 1995, it has been presented to an Ohioan who best reflects Senator Metzenbaum’s example of principled tenacity.
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Ohio Citizen Action is inviting nominations for this year’s award by July 1, 2009.
When Howard M. Metzenbaum retired from the U.S. Senate in 1994, Ohio Citizen Action wanted to honor him by presenting an award in his name each year. Throughout his years of service in the Senate, Senator Metzenbaum’s name was synonymous with fighting for what’s right. For every day of his eighteen years of service in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Metzenbaum never stopped fighting for the rights of workers and consumers, never stopped being outraged at injustice, and never gave an inch to special interests.

Award Criteria: The nominee must be a resident of or have a strong connection to Ohio and must have demonstrated achievements exhibiting “principled tenacity.”

Nominations Process:

Please provide the following:

1. Nominee's name, address, phone, occupation and/or organizational affiliations.
2. Your reasons for nominating this individual for the Metzenbaum Award.
3. Relevant background information, such as nominee's biographic sketch or resume, newspaper articles or other materials.
4. Your name and contact information.
Please send nominations to Sandy Buchanan, Executive Director, Ohio Citizen Action, 614 W. Superior Ave, Suite 1200, Cleveland, OH 44113 or email to sbuchanan@ohiocitizen.org.

Thank you.